Archie Comics invites you to come home to Greendale for the holidays with the release of an all-new Sabrina the Teenage Witch Holiday Special this December! The one-shot comic marks a long-awaited return to the world of the smash-hit 2019 SABRINA comic book series, including a new story by its creative team, writer Kelly Thompson and artists Veronica and Andy Fish, with a backup tale by writer Danielle Paige and artist Veronica Johnson.
The 2019 series by Thompson and Fish featured a modernized take on Archie’s classic witch characters, and put Sabrina in the lead as a magical girl learning to use her fantastic powers and protect her small town from the dangers of dark magic and those who wield it. The Sabrina Holiday Special picks up those threads, as Sabrina and her friends at boarding school have to stop an otherworldly monster on the Winter Solstice, one of the most important winter holidays, especially to witches!
And as a treat for longtime Sabrina fans, the special backup story by Paige and Johnson is a rare glimpse of Sabrina’s aunts Hilda and Zelda in their younger days, breaking the rules of their coven to go to a school dance on the longest night of the year.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch debuted in 1962’s Archie’s Mad House #22, in a story by George Gladir and Dan DeCarlo. She went on to captivate fans for decades with magical adventures in comics, TV animation, a hit sitcom, and the blockbuster Netflix streaming series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka. That series was inspired by an Archie Horror comic of the same name by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack. The 2019 Thompson/Fish series served to update the character but with more fantasy elements than horror.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Holiday Special, with an open-to-order variant cover by Laura Braga, colors by Matt Herms and lettering by Jack Morelli, releases December 13 in comic shops nationwide.